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Bertha Honoré Palmer letters

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1133
Scope and Contents Two letters signed, to Josephine Cleveland, librarian at the Illinois State Historical Library, regarding an exhibit of homespun linen by Cleveland's mother.
Dates: Created: July 12 - July 27, 1892

Citizens of Alton, Illinois, subscription list

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC22
Scope and Contents Subscriptions signed by citizens of Alton, Illinois, pledging donations for relief of victims of the Chicago Fire, made at public meetings October 10, 1871, and after.
Dates: Created: 1871

Darius A. Ogden letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1117
Scope and Contents Letter to New York Governor Horatio Seymour discussing the need for a change in the presidency and his belief that Lincoln is losing ground especially due to Grant's unsuccessful campaigns. Discusses what he believes should be the most important issues in the Democratic platform at the convention in Chicago. He sees the two most important contenders as McClellan and Seymour and gives his allegiance to Seymour.
Dates: Created: July 17, 1864

Gallus Ruegg diary and account book

Identifier: MS-SC4018
Scope and Contents Gallus Ruegg (c. 1845-1914) was a bookkeeper who immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. Ruegg lived in Butschwil, Switzerland before he came to Hoboken, New Jersey in August 1869. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in September of the same year, where he was joined by his brother Paul. Paul Ruegg struggled to find work in Chicago and instead moved to Nebraska in December 1869, and Gallus followed several months later. By the 1880s, Gallus Ruegg had moved to California, living in...
Dates: 1869 - 1870

George E. Adams letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC3
Scope and Contents Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore, Washington, D.C., October 26, 1883, containing biographical data meant for publication in the Congressional Directory.
Dates: Created: 1883

George Frederick Schulte papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1351
Scope and Contents Several publicity items and short bios of Schulte. Several letters from the Veterans Administration in Hines, Ill re: Schulte's claims. One signed letter, 1936, from Kent Keller notifying Schulte that the Bill for "immediate payment of Adjusted Service is now law." Sixteen letters from congressmen giving response to Schulte's letters. Many are short form responses. Some give their views such as Arthur Capper of Kansas who states he is not sure he can support the kind of legislation Schulte is...
Dates: Created: 1914 - 1937

Henry S. Spaulding, "The Great West, or the Star of Empire"

 Collection — Box: 82
Identifier: MS-SC1443
Scope and Contents Address recounting the history of Illinois and praising the state's value to the nation. Discusses the importance of Edwardsville, St. Louis and Chicago. Denotes the importance of the fertile land and farming, the growth of an educational system, the number of churches, the mills and other manufacturing, river trade and travel and the railroads. Mentions Don Alonzo Spaulding, John Mason Peck, Peter Cartwright and Jacob Strawn.
Dates: Created: 1849

James P. Root letter

 Collection — Box: 74
Identifier: MS-SC1300
Scope and Contents One letter, July 14, 1868, to George Shaw of Geneseo, Ill. explaining that the Tanners are a "second edition of the 'wide awakes'" and their uniform is a cap, cape, leather apron and a torch with a flag bearing the names of Grant and Colfax. Other information on the group. Signed by Root and sent from Chicago. Printed flyer from Klokke and Hand, Hatters, Furriers and Manufacturers in Chicago, announcing the formation of clubs, called "Tanners", by the Wide Awakes "intending to do Grant's...
Dates: Created: July 8, 1868

John C. Amerman letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC27
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by John C. Amerman to John Forsyth describing business opportunities in Chicago. Amerman concluded that Dunkirk and Fredonia, New York, offered superior business opportunities.
Dates: Created: 1835

John Locke Scripps letters

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1357
Scope and Contents Three letters, 1844-1845, to his sister Mary discuss her studies, ways to improve her mind and family news. Letters, 1851, discusses plank roads, there cost, problems with building them in the western part of the state, and the benefits. Mentions homestead exemptions and possibility of passing a bill to protect the property of married women. Letter, 1862, discusses efforts to get him "out of the post office", reasons why, and his belief that "Browning is at the bottom of it". Letter, 1853,...
Dates: Created: 1844 - 1864

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